Since the construction of our mountain hotel in 1892, the Wandfluh family has been hosting guests at Oeschinensee. Different eras and generations have left their mark on the hotel.
We use fresh and regional products and our dishes are prepared with a lot of know-how in the kitchen. We have a selection of vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free and, of course, vegan dishes. We only use meat from our communal farm in Kandersteg for our lamb dishes. All meat is sourced from the region. We also use almost no convenience products in our kitchen.
December 22 to March 17: 9:20 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
May 11 to October 20: 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Open 7 days
The restaurant directly on the lake with a view of the Unesco World Heritage Site
The Berghotel Oeschinensee has been owned by the Wandfluh family since it was built in 1892 and is now run by the fifth generation.
December 22 to March 17: 09:00 to 16:45
May 12 to October 20: 09:00 to 17:00
Open 7 days a week
Open continuously from the end of March to mid-December.
The café bar with drinks, snacks and ice cream is located directly at Oeschinensee. Open from March to December.
Lots of space, fresh air and a cool alternative to going to a restaurant. That's what the Fondue2Go boxes offer. They can be pre-ordered simply and easily by 12.00 noon on the day of arrival. Simply collect the box from the mountain station at the Bergstübli restaurant and find your favorite place to enjoy your adventure.
The fondue set contains our own & homemade fondue mix "Fivty-Fivty", homemade organic wholemeal bread and various spices. The set also includes a wooden sledge to pull the fondue box and a thermal seat cushion or woollen blankets.
Please note that the sets should be pre-ordered in the online store. The number is limited. No refunds or cash payment. In case of bad weather, the amount can be credited in the restaurant.
Guests from all over the world recognized the beauty of Lake Oeschinen above Kandersteg early on. This was one of the reasons why David Wandfluh decided to build an inn at Oeschinensee in 1890. At that time, great-great-grandfather Wandfluh was a farmer in Kandergrund. In addition to gastronomy, our family has also preserved the tradition of "being a farmer". Today, the Berghotel is run by the fifth generation and is entirely family-owned. No investors and 100% independent - businesses with a long-standing tradition are unfortunately becoming increasingly rare. We are therefore particularly proud to stand for tradition, quality and humanity.
Sheep have long been our passion and at the same time our family meditation. The farm has around 30 animals. The sheep spend the summer on the steep slopes below the gondola lift. We only use fodder that grows in our own meadows and which we bring in ourselves in the summer. All the meat is slaughtered locally in Kandersteg and processed and prepared by us in our own kitchen. The hard but beautiful work gives us pleasure and we are very proud of our meat products. We also sell the sheepskins and lambskins at Oeschinensee. Since 2023, the farm has been run jointly with the Grossen family from Reginahof in Kandersteg and comprises around 40 cows, 20 cattle and 50 sheep.
The Berghotel Oeschinensee is not accessible by car.
From Kandersteg you can reach Oeschinensee on foot or by cable car. Overnight stays are currently not possible. In winter, a snowshoe trail leads from Kandersteg to Oeschinensee. Follow the signs from the cable car valley station (approx. 1 hour). You can reach us in 25 minutes by cable car from the mountain station.
No public access
Access by private car is not possible, there is no cab service. As an alternative to the cable car, you can walk from Kandersteg to the mountain hotel Oeschinensee in an hour.
Car or motorcycle
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Parking spaces are available at the valley station of the gondola lift. For hotel guests, a parking space costs CHF 8 - 12 per day.
From Bern or Brig: hourly connections to Kandersteg with BLS. From Kandersteg railroad station on foot (15 minutes) or local bus (8 minutes) to the valley station of the Kandersteg gondola Oeschinensee. You can find the timetable here.
Electric shuttle from the mountain station to the lake
In summer daily from 11.30 to 17.00 / 18.00 from the mountain station to Oeschinensee, CHF 10 per trip. Persons with reduced mobility or senior citizens have priority at all times.
Arrival from the airport
There are hourly trains to Kandersteg from Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Bern airports. We do not offer a pick-up service from the airport.